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LB5222 - Technopreneurship: the E entrepreneur

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject explores the phenomenon of entrepreneurship in technology. It involves starting a technology venture in the hope of making a profit. The technology entrepreneur, also known as a technopreneur, is a person who identifies a technology-based opportunity and creates a business opportunity from an idea based on technology, innovates through commercialising based upon a robust business model. This subject explores how the technology venture is designed, developed and enhances technology products and services. Such innovative technologies will include but is not limited to defense, securities, space and flight, web technologies, electronic devices, mobile solutions, medicine and automation solutions, energy, nano technologies and applications, new technologies, robotics, gamification and applications , SNS connectivities and communications, automations, foods and yields, engineering, and medical technovative breakthrough solutions.

Learning Outcomes

  • appraise entrepreneurial creativity and innovation in a technological context;
  • evaluate how an opportunity is identified and developed successfully in a technological context;
  • select and justify an optimum business model for technological product development and commercialization.

Availabilities

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: Professor John Hamilton
Lecturers: Professor John Hamilton, Dr Leonie Cassidy.
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: presentations (50%); youtube video (25%); poster presentation (25%).

Cairns, Block, Study Period 7
Census Date 09-Jul-2015
Face to face teaching (Face to face dates: 6pm-9pm on 26 June; 9am-5pm on 27-28 June; 6pm-9pm on 10 July & 11-12 July.)
Lecturer: Dr Leonie Cassidy.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: presentations (50%); poster presentation (25%); youtube video (25%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 26-Nov-2015
Lecturer: Dr Adrian Bradshaw.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: presentations (50%); youtube video (25%); poster presentation (25%).

TownsvilleCityCampus, Block, Study Period 7
Census Date 09-Jul-2015
Face to face teaching (Face to face dates: 6pm-9pm on 3 July; 9am-5pm on 4-5 July; 6pm-9pm on 17 July & 9am-5pm on 18-19 July.)
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars - Should enrolment numbers exceed facility capacity, this subject may be taught on the main Townsville (Douglas campus).
Assessment: presentations (50%); poster presentation (25%); youtube video (25%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.